How can I get ESS access to PostgreSQL from FM11SA?
I've got a file that contains several external data source tables from a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (Oracle 11g) database. If I understand correctly, FileMaker doesn't just execute a query via the ODBC connection, but rather downloads each connected table in its entirety when the file is opened. Is that correct? The problem with this is that the JDE tables are very, very large! Each one can have a large number of fields/columns, and thousands of records! This means that a ton of superfluous data must be transferred over the LAN. (I only need a couple fields, and only from records that would match a WHERE clause.) This makes the FileMaker file very slow to load, and very slow to change layouts.
There must be a better way. Anyone have any suggestions?
Hello all, Happy New Year and all that!
I'm back at it already and have hit my first hurdle with using ESS (now the DSN is working that is!)
I have several SQL views on a read only DSN which I'm pulling through to FM. The first view has data relating to our customers and this is pulled from our ERP, which is the system of record, hence the data is read only.
The problem I have is that there are four fields that are showing as "required values". The first 3 are indeed required and will always be populated, the fourth (ID of parent account) however is only likely to be populated about 10% of the time in the ERP data.
Of course when I edit any local fields which I've added to a layout using a related FM table, the solution validates the data from SQL and complains that the parent account ID field is empty, but of course I can't fill this in as the data is read only and set to can't edit... vicious circle! -worryingly I originally typed viscous circle which is a completely different thing!
Can anyone advise why this field is insisting on being populated - does it come from the SQL data, e.g. some kind of primary key? If I remove the "required value" bit from the field in manage database it just reappears.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
This is my first post in the forum - one of no doubt many to come!
I'm working on my first solution and as part of that I'm pulling in data from a SQL Server 2008 database which will be augmented by file maker tables.
I have been able to locate the DSN and setup the External Data Source, however when I try to add the table in the relationships screen I can only see the system tables in the SQL database - not the views and tables that I have setup.
Does anyone have an idea of a possible solution for this?
Running FileMaker Pro Advanced 14 on Windows 7.